Boingo Wireless has announced plans to provide ultra-high-speed wireless Internet service in major hotels, airports, coffee shops and other popular venues. Boingo customers will have access to more than 750
Boingo Wireless has announced plans to provide ultra-high-speed wireless Internet service in major hotels, airports, coffee shops and other popular venues. Boingo customers will have access to more than 750 public Wi-Fi “hot spot” locations through the Boingo Wireless service. The Boingo Wireless service is designed for business travelers who are frustrated with slow dial-up access when away from their home or office. Boingo utilizes Wi-Fi, also referred to as 802.11b, which has emerged as the preeminent international standard for wireless broadband Internet access. Wi-Fi provides speeds of up to 11 megabits per second, almost 200 times faster than 56k dial-up service.
“Anyone who travels and has endured the pain of dial-up—long email downloads, excruciatingly slow and expensive connections—knows the frustration of not having high-speed access when on the road,” said Sky Dayton, CEO and founder of Boingo Wireless.
“Wi-Fi hot spots are popping up all over the place, but until now actually finding and connecting to them was a real challenge,” added Dayton. “Our software makes locating, `sniffing` out and connecting to these broadband wireless networks simple. Point-and-click simplicity for finding and connecting to Wi-Fi networks.”
In conjunction with the Boingo software, the Boingo Wireless service will provide instant wireless broadband access for business travelers at a growing list of over 750 hotels, airports, coffee shops, and other locations. To access these “hot spots,” a Boingo customer will use the company`s user-friendly software to locate a network signal and simply click “connect” to start using the Internet at broadband speeds. For added protection against hackers and snoops, Boingo will provide a one-click “Personal VPN” that completely secures the connection from the customer`s PC all the way back to a Boingo data center deep in the heart of the Internet.
Some of Boingo`s hot spot locations will include:
Major U.S. Airports such as Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Austin-Bergstrom (AUS), San Jose (SJC) and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA); Select locations in prominent hotel properties such as Four Seasons, Hilton, Radisson, Sheraton, Wyndham, and more; Popular coffee shops, restaurants and other public locations in major U.S. cities Boingo Wireless has hot spot locations in 100% of the markets served by the 20 highest trafficked airports, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Washington DC;Boingo`s location database also includes free community Wi-Fi networksin cities such as Jacksonville, Fla.; Austin and Houston, Texas; SanFrancisco Bay Area, St. Louis, Mo.; Vancouver, Canada; and London, England (these networks will be available at no charge). Boingo Wireless was founded by Sky Dayton, founder and chairman of EarthLink.